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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Apr-12-2009, 03:21:39 PM   #1
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Got bored yesterday and decided to work on the car. My calipers were a little rusty so I got some brake caliper paint, black satin, and painted them. Super easy and man it looks great.

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go to photobucket.com, upload pics, and insert [img] tags into post.
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Unfortunately it doesn't last...3 years tops. I am going to powder coat mine when I get around to my next brake overhaul.
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Por 15 works REALLY well on calipers, trailing arms, etc.
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Old Sun, Apr-12-2009, 09:32:41 PM   #5
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Unfortunately it doesn't last...3 years tops. I am going to powder coat mine when I get around to my next brake overhaul.
Must depend on the color. I did mine in black over 7 years ago and they still looking pretty good. I used the G-something-or-other kit.
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Yeah...mine were Red...and parts still are...I am going to make them look like Performance Friction Calipers (colorwise) cuz I have PFC rotors for the front and PFC Z-rated pads.
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Por 15 works REALLY well on calipers, trailing arms, etc.
I'm actually about to order their caliper paint kit in black, do you have pics of yours? I Por-15'd my e30 in the rust prone areas as well as my m3 and love the stuff but never used their caliper kit.
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I painted mine black and they last 5+ years. Then again I removed them and properly prepped and painted them off the car.
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I'm actually about to order their caliper paint kit in black, do you have pics of yours? I Por-15'd my e30 in the rust prone areas as well as my m3 and love the stuff but never used their caliper kit.
I just used their generic black paint and applied with a foam brush, power washing beforehand. I don't have pictures but they still look as good as I painted them 2 years ago.
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I need to paint my subframe and trailing arms and all other parts down there - maybe I should use POR15 instead of regular black paint
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